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flounder

verb [I] uk   /ˈflaʊn.dər/  us   /-dɚ/
to experience great difficulties or be completely unable to decide what to do or say next: He lost the next page of his speech and floundered around/about for a few seconds. Although his business was a success, his marriage was floundering. Richardson resigned as chairman, leaving the company floundering.

flounder

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈflaʊn.dər/  us   /-dɚ/ (plural flounder or flounders)
a flat sea fish that can be eaten
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